And in other news…

We had a busy end to the summer in addition to the drama over the captain.

Little Miss entered the purple zinnias she planted in the spring into the county fair and took second place! It’s the highest she’s placed, and she was thrilled.

K and her family were here fair week, which was fun, because she got to take Lexi and Z to see our huge fair (well at least it’s exciting for this small town…). We ate the obligatory Nick’s Italian Sausage, and fried pickles and garbage fries…hmm. A lot of fried in there. I think there were definitely some tums in there too.

But yum.

Of course at the fair we had to ride some rides, and Little Miss and Z particularly liked the carousel:

We also had to play some games–Z won a shark!

All in all it was a great visit that went much too fast. I will point out, however, that even though we had two future chefs in the house, everyone wanted to eat MY cooking.

We had tomato pie, Mexican food, fresh bagels with tomato and basil…all sorts of goodies.  We also gave Z the Cars quilt we made for his new room. K took Z and the kids out to see the fish at Pymatuning. All this, AND Chucky Cheese? Wow. I think we all crashed afterward.

Have you ever seen the fish at Pymatuning? Over by the Spillway, a host of giant carp live, and people throw bread to them, their sucking mouths gobbling it up–unless the ducks walk on top of them and grab it first. Yes, they’re that thick. Here’s a video someone else took:

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